Locked-down Sydneysiders will receive an additional $150 a week if they have lost more than 20 hours of work, or an extra $75 if they have lost fewer than 20 hours, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. Source: ABC News.
A Vatican spokesman confirmed yesterday that the fifth bishop to be appointed under the 2018 Vatican-China deal has been ordained. Source: CNA.
French Xavierian Sister Nathalie Becquart, recently appointed by Pope Francis as under-secretary to the Vatican Synod of Bishops, will address an Australian Cardijn Institute webinar on the theme “Lay People and Synodality” next month.
Australian bishops have urged federal politicians to scrap plans to allow mitochondrial donation, citing safety and ethical concerns and a lack of evidence the technique is effective. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Queensland’s 309 Catholic schools are remembering the past and looking to the future as they celebrate Catholic Education Week with the theme “A Spirited Tomorrow”. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Danny Casey has been appointed as the new chair of Catholic Super, flagging a stronger stance on ethical and environmental investments.
Maronite Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay criticised last weekend’s anti-lockdown protests in Sydney as unacceptable and “not a solution” to the problems faced under the current outbreak. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Hidilyn Diaz became the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal winner, set an Olympic record and thanked her friends who prayed the Miraculous Medal novena. Source: CNS.
Two former state Labor ministers have quit the ALP and are restarting the Family First Party in South Australia, saying the major parties no longer support religious freedom or give Christians a voice on social policy. Source: The Australian.
The Arete Centre for Missionary Leadership, a work of the Missionaries of God’s Love, is accepting enrolments for its third “Foundations of Missionary Leadership” course in 2022.
Groups that provide spiritual, pastoral and practical support to seafarers are urging the federal Government to follow New Zealand’s lead in funding welfare services for those working on the seas. Source: Stella Maris Australia.
Catholic schools across Australia will celebrate Family Week from August 8-14, to recognise the significant contribution parents, carers and families have made to Catholic schools in Australia over 200 years. Source: NCEC.
The easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria today and the re-opening of churches has paved the way for the ordination of two new auxiliary bishops for the Melbourne Archdiocese to take place this weekend. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The inclusion of a team of refugee athletes in the Tokyo Olympics sends a powerful message to the entire world regardless of win or lose, according to two United States bishops. Source: Crux.
More than 150 people have already registered for a series of online talks on “euthanasia, dying and the dignity of the human person”, jointly hosted by the Parramatta and Broken Bay dioceses. Source: Broken Bay News.
Cardinal Angelo Becciu was present on the first day of a major Vatican finance trial to defend himself of charges of embezzlement and abuse of office. Source: Catholic News Agency.
Human rights groups and Indigenous advocates are urging state and territory leaders to take action to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, one year after the deferral of a decision to do so. Source: SBS News.
Amid the term 3 gloom of empty schoolyards, deferred exams and lockdowns, a message of hope landed in the inbox of Rosebank College in Sydney's inner west. Source: ABC News.